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Howard Hughes inherited his fortune at just 19 when his parents both died early in life. He father had been a successful inventor and his company Hughes Tool Company made a fortune leasing, instead of selling, an oil drill bit he had developed. Howard took his inheritance and followed his dreams to Hollywood. He started in the film industry winning Academy Awards and making close friends with stars such as Jane Russell and Ava Gardner.
Following his movie career, Howard branched out into airlines, airplane design and manufacturing. He set flight distance records flying around the world in just 91 hours, controlled and owned most of Trans World Airlines, and in 1946 crashed his military test plane into three Beverly Hills homes leaving him with injuries that bothered him the rest of his life. He also went into real estate and bought a good portion of Las Vegas. When he was asked to vacate his hotel room at the Las Vegas Desert Inn, he bought the hotel. His buying spree in that city ended up in the $300 million range and he essentially bought out the Mob’s holdings, thereby cleaning the city of much of its crime.
Before Hughes opted out of society in the 1960s and began his self-imposed isolation, he was a party boy with his Hollywood friends. Hughes owned so many homes in so many places over the years, they do pop up for sale now and again. This particular house is in Beverly Hills, not much more than a stone’s throw from the studios.
It is said, but not proven, that Hughes had this mid-century home designed by architect Samuel Wacht and built in 1960. It is a 4,300-square-foot residence with four bedrooms and five baths perched on a half-acre promontory in Trousdale Estates with views over the city. Spacious and open both inside and out, the home includes hardwood and terrazzo floors, gourmet kitchen, walls of glass, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, steam showers and small indoor gym. Outdoor amenities include a backyard BBQ area, pool and spa and the upper deck to accommodate private screenings, football parties or movie nights with a wet bar. For more information.
Former mid-century home of eccentric aviator, filmmaker and entrepreneur Howard Hughes in the 90210 zip code, said to have been his party house in the 1960s. Now for sale, priced at $11.5 million.